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Having blood type O almost trebles risk of dying from serious injury, scientists find

Having blood type O almost trebles the risk of dying from serious injury because it does not clot as well, scientists have found.<p>Data from 901 emergency care patients in Japan showed a death rate of 28 per cent for those with type O blood.<p>The death rate of patients from other blood groups combined …

Boycott: REI, Mountain Equipment Co-Op stop selling major outdoor brand with NRA ties

CamelBak water bottles, Bell bicycle helmets, Giro ski goggles — these products are all owned by Vista Outdoor, which includes gun and ammo makers among its brands and has a strong connection to the National Rifle Association.<p>And that’s part of the reason REI, a nationwide outdoor retailer and …

Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly

At 87, Maxine Stanich cared more about improving the quality of her life than prolonging it.<p>She suffered from a long list of health problems, including heart failure and chronic lung disease that could leave her gasping for breath.<p>When her time came she wanted to die a natural death, Stanich told …

Medicine

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

Does Your Period Have to Be This Bad?

Treatment for period pain hasn't advanced in 30 years. What gives?<p>The roses were a gift from a grateful patient to Dr. Béla Schick in the summer of 1919. When the flowers arrived, the doctor asked his maid to place them in water. She hesitated but took them at his insistence. The next day, the …

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

An Open Letter to Landscape Photographers: Check Your Etiquette

Have you ever noticed that when you go to a Costco gas station, the rows of vehicles can be so orderly with everyone nicely lined up with a general …

Yelp is in a 'death spiral,' industry expert says

Tell someone about the week Yelp has had, and they might want to cry.<p>The local business and reviews service has suffered a string of blows over the past few days, starting with drama over the murder of a lion, and then bad news it gave to investors.<p>It started when Yelp became tangled in a bizarre …

Silicon Valley

How does a medical resident work?

<b>Listen to this episode of Working with guest Alexandra Charrow:</b><p>Advertisement<p>In the Season 3 premiere of Working, <b>Slate</b> culture writer Aisha Harris …

Warby Parker

Guide to Growing a Large Online Audience for Photographers

In this article, learn about how you can grow an online following that will enable you to profile your work, make important new contacts, and …

Digital Photography

Free Healthcare?

<b>THIS IS THE FAMOUS ‘GREAT AND FREE HEALTHCARE’ THAT REGULAR CUBANS RECEIVE</b><br>One of the greatest fallacies about the so called ‘Cuban Revolution’ has to …

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn

<b>If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.</b><p>A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep.<p>They found it took longer to nod off with a …